We brewed a maibock (from an extract kit) and when we checked our OG it was significantly lower than it should have been. I mean like, really, really low. We decided to attribute this to the wort not being mixed in good enough so we shook it up and took another reading. Still low. We decided to pitch the yeast anyway and then put it in the fridge. Well, after a month or two it's definitely not good beer based on the hoppy flavors and lack of activity. We added some nutrient and the yeasts woke up for a little bit but died off again shortly after. The evidence points to that we didn't get enough sugars in there somehow. We followed the instructions but something must have went wrong. I can get some more details later.
Is there anything we can do to salvage the batch? Why was our gravity so low?
Maibock Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains purchased from the Milwaukee location (we haven't had issues with any of their other kits)
The original gravity measured about a 1.035 after mixing it several times. It did seem a little watery (not fully dissolved) but I'm not sure why this would have been. Since pitching the gravity did lower a little bit but stopped decreasing early on.
The temp has been around 42-44F since the start.
After checking the gravity several weeks later, it is still at 1.030 and hasn't really moved in a couple weeks.